Mr Hockey: The Autobiography Of Gordie Howe

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Mr Hockey: The Autobiography Of Gordie Howe

by Gordie Howe

Penguin Canada | October 14, 2014 | Hardcover

Mr Hockey: The Autobiography Of Gordie Howe is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “Mr. Hockey,” and any bruising forward who can be relied upon to take his team on his shoulders hopes to be compared to the guy who wore number 9 for Detroit for so many years.

But the fact is, there will never be another like Mr. Hockey. Certainly, no one has come close to matching his incredible 20 consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. No one has come close to scoring 100 points after the age of 40. It seems impossible that anyone will ever again play for Team Canada against the Russians—and share the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will ever again suit up as a professional hockey player in six different decades.

Still, Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players only by re-writing the record books, or by getting his name engraved on the league’s more coveted trophies. When fans and players alike talk about Gordie Howe, it’s not so much the player they revere, as the man. Despite his unyielding ferocity on the ice, Howe’s name has long been a byword for decency, generosity, and honesty off it. Even those who were too young to see him play know him as a man of his word, and a family man.

Going back to Howe’s Depression-era roots, and following him through his Hall of Fame career, his enduring marriage to Colleen, his extraordinary relationship with his children, and into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game’s most incredible legacy.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 0.9 in

Published: October 14, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670068721

ISBN - 13: 9780670068722

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A "Must" read for hockey fans! I cannot say how much I enjoyed this book. Many great facts and hockey stories covering a thirty two year career. The only complaint I have is it is not long enough. Probably one of the best sports autobiographies I have read.
Date published: 2015-02-21

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Mr Hockey: The Autobiography Of Gordie Howe

Mr Hockey: The Autobiography Of Gordie Howe

by Gordie Howe

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 0.9 in

Published: October 14, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670068721

ISBN - 13: 9780670068722

From the Publisher

Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “Mr. Hockey,” and any bruising forward who can be relied upon to take his team on his shoulders hopes to be compared to the guy who wore number 9 for Detroit for so many years.

But the fact is, there will never be another like Mr. Hockey. Certainly, no one has come close to matching his incredible 20 consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. No one has come close to scoring 100 points after the age of 40. It seems impossible that anyone will ever again play for Team Canada against the Russians—and share the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will ever again suit up as a professional hockey player in six different decades.

Still, Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players only by re-writing the record books, or by getting his name engraved on the league’s more coveted trophies. When fans and players alike talk about Gordie Howe, it’s not so much the player they revere, as the man. Despite his unyielding ferocity on the ice, Howe’s name has long been a byword for decency, generosity, and honesty off it. Even those who were too young to see him play know him as a man of his word, and a family man.

Going back to Howe’s Depression-era roots, and following him through his Hall of Fame career, his enduring marriage to Colleen, his extraordinary relationship with his children, and into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game’s most incredible legacy.

About the Author

GORDIE HOWE played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. A four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, he won six Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer. He was the inaugural recipient of the NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He is the only player to have competed in the NHL in five different decades (1940s through 1980s). Howe’s name and nickname, “Mr. Hockey,” as well as his wife’s nickname as “Mrs. Hockey,” are registered trademarks.

Editorial Reviews

“I’ve never met anyone like him. In my mind he’s the best ever. Nobody will ever touch him. There have been a lot of great players in the past, and there will be a lot of great players in the future, but none will be as good as Gordie Howe.” - Bobby Orr

"The greatest one of all... still the greatest in my mind and in everybody else's mind." - Wayne Gretzky